Monday, November 03, 2014

Of Pumpkins and Rainbows

Friday night we had "lighting of pumpkins." Well, let's say we tried to have lighting of pumpkins. I tried outside, at first. However, the wind blew out the matches and the candles every time. Plan B - light them inside and carry them outside. It worked except the rain put out a candle or two before the "trick-or-treating" ended. I hate it when it rains on Hallowe'en.

The good thing (or maybe it's not so good a thing) we had chocolate bars left. Just had to have some today with our coffee.

And yesterday we had "walking through rainbows." The sun finally shone on Sunday, so we tried a new walking trail. This one is part of the Don river trail system, which actually begins at the Oak Ridges Moraine, almost an hour's drive north of the city. Unfortunately the trail is not continuous, as the Bruce Trail is, so you just have to walk bits of it here and there. We chose the bit that begins at Lawrence Ave, just east of the Don Valley parkway.

It's a very well maintained trail, paved with markers and bridges etc., however, it runs parallel at times to the expressway so the traffic is always visible and audible. The trail also runs under the highway at one point, after meandering through the iconic "rainbow" tunnel on the east side. If you have ever driven north from Eglinton Ave, you can't miss it.

Inside the rainbow :)

The "rainbow" has a story. It's a bit of whimsy and I am so glad that they decided to keep it. Life amid the hustle and bustle, the gridlocks and bottlenecks needs a reprieve. This is one of them!

Have an awesome day!!

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